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JT International Holding

Identification number in the register: 71175716023-03
Registration date: 14/06/2011 14:33:32

The information on this entity was last modified on: 24/11/2016 08:53:18
The date of the last annual update was: 24/03/2016 09:53:22
Next update due latest on: 24/03/2017

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

JT International Holding



    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Companies & groups

    Contact details

Bella Donna, 4
Amstelveen 1181 RM


Boechoutlaan 55
Strombeek-Bever 1853

(+32)02 626 2478

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Thomas McCoy

President & CEO

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Ben Townsend

Vice-President, Head of EU Affairs

    Goals / remit

JTI was formed in 1999 when Japan Tobacco Inc. acquired the non-US operations of tobacco company R.J. Reynolds
The further acquisition of UK-based Gallaher in 2007 nearly doubled the size of JTI by adding 11,000 new employees.
Today, our company has over 27,000 employees, and operations in 120 countries. Our headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland. Our diverse employee base is made up of over 100 nationalities building careers at JTI that span our worldwide operations. We are a truly international business.

JTI recognizes the risks of smoking. JTI does not market its products to minors, and does not market its products in order to encourage anyone to take up smoking or to discourage anyone from quitting. JTI is committed to developing reduced-risk products, and to fostering accommodation between smokers and non-smokers.

  • European
  • global
  • national
  • regional/local

    Specific activities covered by the Register

• Revision of Directive 2001/37/EC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco products.
• Directive 2014/40/EU
• Directive 2011/64/EC on the structure and rates of excise duty applied to manufactured tobacco (codification) and Directive 2008/118/EC concerning the general arrangements for excise duty and repealing Directive 92/12/EEC.
• The Trademark Directive (2008/95/EC) and the Community Trademark Regulation (207/2009/EC).
• Better Regulation
• International FTAs
• Circular Economy







Japan Tobacco International monitors a large area of EU policies and actively engages in customs, justice and home affairs, enlargement, taxation, consumer affairs, public health, internal market, external trade, and anti-illicit trade. Japan Tobacco International engages with EU institutions either on its own, and via trade associations of which we are members.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

75%: 4   25%: 1



Ben Townsend
Paolo Bochicchio
Brian Dunphy
Vlad Olteanu
Ksenija Barysiene

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Paolo BOCHICCHIO 24/05/2016 20/05/2017
Ksenija Barysiene 22/12/2016 20/12/2017
Brian DUNPHY 08/11/2016 04/11/2017
Andreea Harna 10/11/2016 08/11/2017
Vlad OLTEANU 22/12/2016 20/12/2017
Benedict Robert James TOWNSEND 24/05/2016 20/05/2017

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Home Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Taxation
  • Trade

    Membership and affiliation

Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers (CECCM) and most of its counterparts in EU Member States
European Smoking Tobacco Association (ESTA)
European Cigar Manufacturers Association (ECMA)
British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (BCCB)
American European Community Association (AECA)
The Kangaroo Group
European Justice Forum
Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
Business Europe

    Financial data

01/2015  -  12/2015

400,000 € - 499,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

Fees paid to trade associations and consultancy are not included in this financial declaration as they are registered in the EU Transparency register.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.